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The Academy of Country Music has announced the track listing for the Now! Music series compilation, celebrating the ACM Awards’ 50th Anniversary. Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years is due out March 31, featuring hits from the show’s history as well as current nominees on two discs. That means Miranda Lambert‘s “The House That Built Me” and Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” are featured alongside classics like “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones and “Why Not Me” by The Judds.

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift and Faith Hill are among the other stars featured on the new compilation. The Academy’s proceeds from the project will benefit their charitable organization, ACM Lifting Lives.

The 50th Annual ACM Awards will air live Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here is the Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years Track Listing:

 Disc One (1990 – 2015)
1) Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan and Eric Church) — “The Only Way I Know”
2) Lee Brice — “I Drive Your Truck”
3) Luke Bryan — “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)”
4) Blake Shelton — “Honey Bee”
5) Taylor Swift — “Mean”
6) Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now”
7) Miranda Lambert — “The House That Built Me”
8) Brad Paisley & Keith Urban — “Start a Band”
9) Reba & Kelly Clarkson — “Because of You”
10) George Strait — “Give It Away”
11) Carrie Underwood — “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
12) Tim McGraw — “Live Like You Were Dying”
13) Kenny Chesney — “The Good Stuff”
14) Lee Ann Womack — “I Hope You Dance”
15) Faith Hill — “This Kiss”
16) Alan Jackson — “Chattahoochee”
17) Brooks & Dunn — “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”

Disc Two (1965 – 1989)
1) Clint Black — “A Better Man”
2) Hank Williams, Jr. — “There’s a Tear in My Beer”
3) Randy Travis — “Forever and Ever Amen”
4) The Highwaymen — “Highwayman”
5) The Judds — “Why Not Me”
6) Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers — “Islands in the Stream”
7) Willie Nelson — “Always on My Mind”
8) Alabama — “Love in the First Degree”
9) The Oak Ridge Boys — “Elvira”
10) David Frizzell & Shelly West — “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma”
11) George Jones — “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
12) Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers — “All the Gold in California”
13) Don Williams — “Tulsa Time”
14) Glen Campbell — “Rhinestone Cowboy”
15) Charlie Rich — “Behind Closed Doors”
16) Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty — “Lead Me On”
17) Merle Haggard — “Okie  from Muskogee”

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